You are my God, and I will give you thanks. You are my God; I will exalt you.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his faithful love endures forever.
Psalm 118:28-29 CSB
Getting On With Your Kingdom Work
I’m going to get a shirt that says, “The Meds Are Working.”
And when I do I’m going to stand on stage and tell women that I love God, I believe God, I trust God, and I’m surrendered to God the best I know how to be. I’m also taking medication for anxiety and depression because my brain tried to bring me down. It will be a freedom call: Life is hard enough! Who needs a false burden?
And then I’m going to tell women that THE MEDS ARE WORKING! Praise God, thank God, I am now able to get on with my Kingdom work!
Here’s the thing: God is not going to let my brain issues stop the good works He planned in advance for me to do. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit is my advocate and my helper, and He advocated for me and then helped me find a good doctor who is helping me with the dark places of my brain.
He is so good and faithful!
Don’t let anyone replace God’s voice or His authority over you. He comes to set captives free, to bind up wounds, and to heal the broken-hearted. He doesn’t operate in shame but in love and sacrifice and gentleness, ever wooing us closer to His Father heart.
We praise you, God! We exalt you!
Where do you need help? Where do you need an advocate? Where do you need mercy and grace? He is with you and for you and you can push out the voices that try to condemn you or judge you and go right to God, who sits on a throne of grace, and say, “God, help. What do you say? You see me, every tangled up part of me, and I need you and I would like a way through.” He hears your cry. Thank you, God, that you hear us! Thank you that you love us right in the middle of our junk.
Surrender your fears. Surrender the voices that aren’t of God. Surrender your heart and your mind and your soul and cry out to Him because He cares for you.
And He has work for you to do. It’s time to get to it.
Where are you struggling to surrender to God? What’s standing in the way of your Kingdom work? What can you praise God for today?
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